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Public Area => Taxi Talk => Topic started by: john m on July 12, 2019, 04:39:16 PM

Title: Is it my mate
Post by: john m on July 12, 2019, 04:39:16 PM
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy will face Circuit Court trial in connection with a terrrifying taxi hijacking in Dublin.

The taxi driver, a 59-year-old man, was taken to St James’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment to serious head and facial injuries sustained at approximately 1am on Monday at Rutland Grove, Crumlin.

The driver received several blows, was dragged from his car and a phone cable was used in an attempt to strangle him.

The teenage boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, appeared before Judge Brendan Toale at the Dublin Children’s Court for a preliminary hearing to decide his trial venue.

The teenager was charged with assault causing harm to the driver, criminal damage, unlawful seizure of his car and robbing him of €50, the court heard.

In an outline of the allegations, Garda Gary Cleary said the taxi man collected two males and two females and drove them Rutland Grove.

It stopped and a teenage defendant in the front passenger seat, “punched the driver a number of times”.

Another passenger used a suspected phone charger cable and attempted to strangle the driver, the Garda said.

He was punched repeatedly and “dragged” out of the car and assaulted as he was on the ground, the court heard.

Garda Cleary said the driver was bleeding heavily and was hospitalised for three days. He was bleeding heavily and suffered a broken nose.

Footage of the incident was captured on an internal camera in the car and was shown.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by a social worker, did not address the court. The Director of Public Prosecution had recommended he should be tried in the circuit court which has tougher sentencing powers.

His solicitor Michelle Finan pleaded with the Children’s Court to accept jurisdiction. She asked the court to note the teen’s background in care.

He had also spent two periods in a secure care units because he was a danger to himself and others. His mother had addiction problems and he was “at the highest end of vulnerability”.

The court heard he had a traumatic life and this led to care placements breaking down.

He had been staying in an emergency shelter hostel at the time of the taxi robbery.

The solicitor said the youth had taken drugs at the time of the incident and intended to plead guilty.

Welfare reports on the youth outlining his background and future care plans were handed in to court. Judge Toale held that the case was too serious and he refused jurisdiction. The youth was further remanded in custody pending the preparation of a book of evidence.

Another male is before the adults courts in connection with the same incident.



  I WONDER .I posted here that the Gards in Sundrive stopped me one night and asked me to take a Boy and his social worker to a safe house .The youngfella had some serious issues .I wonder if this was him if it was the driver had a very lucky escape .This didnt happen on Monday it happened months ago .
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on July 12, 2019, 05:37:38 PM
these individuals don't need a social worker.
they need a nearest water source and somebody to hold their head under it.
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: john m on July 12, 2019, 05:40:42 PM
If its who I think it is .He needs serious medical help should be in Dundrum for his own and other peoples safety .
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 13, 2019, 02:13:26 AM
Immigrant?
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: silverbullet on July 13, 2019, 02:26:56 PM
A Junkies Bastard.
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: john m on July 13, 2019, 02:47:03 PM
if its who i think it is .He has been in Oberstown since he was 9 he was sent out to a halfway house to learn how to look after himself cook use washing machine shop before he was 18 and dumped onto the streets as homeless .I was stopped by the Gards and asked would I bring him and his case worker to a safe house .He is a very disturbed young man .I was left in the car with him alone as his case worker went to the shope .A very intelligent kid but huge problems .Why you would put a 9 year old in Oberstown with criminals is beyond my comprehention .IF its this kid I think based on talking to him and overhearing him talking with his key worker (A conversation I wont be posting )He is a danger to himself and others .
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: stonethecrows on July 13, 2019, 10:52:28 PM
The report would lead you to believe it happened last Monday !
"The taxi driver, a 59-year-old man, was taken to St James’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment to serious head and facial injuries sustained at approximately 1am on Monday at Rutland Grove, Crumlin"

Surely it would not be in court that quik
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: john m on July 14, 2019, 08:58:53 AM
The report would lead you to believe it happened last Monday !
"The taxi driver, a 59-year-old man, was taken to St James’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment to serious head and facial injuries sustained at approximately 1am on Monday at Rutland Grove, Crumlin"

Surely it would not be in court that quik

That happened about 4 months ago .
Title: Re: Is it my mate
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 14, 2019, 11:41:31 AM
To be fair, the erm never said what Monday in his initial report.